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Graduate Engineer (Construction)

Persimmon Homes
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Junior Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
From the commitment we pour into our homes, to the belief we bring to supporting amazing careers, a role at Persimmon is a springboard for Building Your New Possible. Discover new opportunities to grow, learn new skills and release your potential.

We're Persimmon Homes, a FTSE 100 listed company and a leading UK house builder serving local communities across the UK and delivering around 15,000 homes a year. We have 30 operating businesses in England, Wales and Scotland, three house-building brands and three off-site manufacturing facilities.

We're looking for people like you, and this could be your opportunity to start Building Your New Possible.

What is the role?

We are recruiting for a Graduate Engineer to work in our busy Technical Department. As a Graduate Engineer you will work within the Technical team, under the supervision of the Engineering Manager to assist with the in-house/external designs and liaising with Engineering Consultants for various residential projects.

The role of a Graduate Engineer is to support the team managing a number of housing developments through the delivery of cost effective engineering solutions whilst developing their own skillset. The successful candidate must be adaptable, and be confident liaising internally with both the team as well as external parties.

The role will include working with the:
  • Assist in the production of layouts and technical reports for Land Appraisals; and required working drawings
  • Brief and commission site investigations, topographical survey and other assessment reports on land acquired
  • Brief engineering consultants on scope of design, which includes roads, sewers, private drainage, retaining walls, foundation designs any other substructures below DPC level either private or adopted
  • Assisting with in-house design from viability to detailed consent and construction
  • Initial negotiations/enquiries with statutory bodies and utility undertakers on environmental, drainage, highways and other engineering issues when appraising land
  • Issue engineering information to Commercial, Construction and Sales departments
  • Answering Technical queries
  • Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group's Health, Safety and Environment Policy

What we need from you?
  • Either recently qualified to HNC level (or working towards qualification) or equivalent in a civil engineering or building-related discipline with some residential project experience
  • Desired but not essential; the candidate to be conversant with current building regulations and CDM. You will also have some knowledge of current SEPA/Water Authority/Local Authority regulations and adoption agreements
  • Must have excellent knowledge of AutoCAD and be able to communicate effectively with both internal departments and external bodies
  • Desired but not essential; have good knowledge of Roads/Drainage/Earthworks modelling packages such as WinDes/InfoDrainage, PDS/Site 3D
  • You must be an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who is willing to undertake all necessary training

What's in it for you?

The Salary & Benefits package
  • Salary competitive (DOE)
  • Contributory pension
  • Life cover
  • Bonus

When you join us, the future is yours to explore. You can realise your full potential through industry-leading training and clearly signposted career paths. Persimmon is where hard graft and team spirit means real variety, satisfaction and rewards. A place where you can be at your best, and even go beyond what you thought you were capable of.

If this sounds like the place for you, apply today and start Building Your New Possible.

Persimmon are Proud Sponsors of Team GB

No Agencies please - Persimmon will not accept speculative CVs as a means of introduction

Persimmon is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

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